Retail sales growth slowed in November

Retail sales growth slowed in November

This post was originally published on this siteRetail sales rose slower than economists had expected in November following three straight months of sharp increases, according to data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau.U.S. retailers and restaurants made $639.8 billion in sales last month,…

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5 Republican Governors Seek Vaccine Exemptions for National Guard Troops

5 Republican Governors Seek Vaccine Exemptions for National Guard Troops

This post was originally published on this siteThe move comes as the Pentagon released a new order this week saying that National Guard members who do not get vaccinated would receive a general order of reprimand, essentially ending their careers.

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US crosses 800,000 COVID-19 deaths

US crosses 800,000 COVID-19 deaths

This post was originally published on this site The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, crossed 800,000 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed. The figure is greater than the entire population of several states, including North Dakota and Alaska. Around...

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Michigan Democrat introduces legislation requiring gun owners safely store firearms in wake of Oxford school shooting

Michigan Democrat introduces legislation requiring gun owners safely store firearms in wake of Oxford school shooting

This post was originally published on this siteMichigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin is introducing legislation on Wednesday that would require the safe storage of firearms in the wake of the Oxford school shooting in her district that left four students dead last month.

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US averts credit default with 11th-hour debt limit hike

US averts credit default with 11th-hour debt limit hike

This post was originally published on this site US lawmakers voted to raise the federal debt limit on Wednesday, eliminating the threat of a disastrous credit default with just hours to spare ahead of the deadline set by the Treasury. The deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to raise the...

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The House needs to hold Mark Meadows accountable for what he knew on Jan. 6

The House needs to hold Mark Meadows accountable for what he knew on Jan. 6

This post was originally published on this siteMark Meadows’ stonewalling looks increasingly like a transparent effort at delay. The Jan. 6 committee has called his bluff.     

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Independent redistricting panels aim to draw fairer maps but still invite controversy

Independent redistricting panels aim to draw fairer maps but still invite controversy

This post was originally published on this siteAs the 14 commissioners of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission drew the state’s new congressional districts over the past week, they pored over maps on Zoom sessions that often stretched late into the night, scooping up census tracts as building blocks to create...

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Democrats push Manchin on ‘nuclear option’ for voting rights 

Democrats push Manchin on ‘nuclear option’ for voting rights 

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats are escalating pressure on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to get behind using the “nuclear option” to change the filibuster and break a months-long stalemate on voting rights legislation. The flurry of talks — including dedicating a…

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On The Trail: The economic indicator that could determine the midterm elections

On The Trail: The economic indicator that could determine the midterm elections

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats hoping to save their narrow majorities in the U.S. House and Senate in next year’s midterm elections are struggling to capitalize on strong economic indicators that point to one of the most robust recoveries in American history but that…

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Fed Prepares Faster End to Stimulus, Making Earlier Rate Increases Possible

Fed Prepares Faster End to Stimulus, Making Earlier Rate Increases Possible

This post was originally published on this siteThe central bank has signaled a policy pivot that focuses more attention on inflation risks rather than employment shortfalls.

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